State of the science: Professional partners supporting family caregivers (2008)
This special issue of the American Journal of Nursing was the result of an ongoing collaborative effort between AARP, the Council on Social Work Education, Family Caregiver Alliance and the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. These groups convened an inter-disciplinary invitational symposium with family caregiving experts from nursing and social work to discuss ways to address how nurses and social workers can better support caregivers. The papers commissioned for this symposium reviewed the current state of the science in a number of areas, and those papers were published in this supplement to the American Journal of Nursing. It includes articles from experts on the evidence currently available to guide nurses and social workers in better supporting family caregivers of older adults. It includes recommendations for developing nurse and social worker competencies to support family caregiving, recommendations for developing and promoting a patient- and family-centered service paradigm, recommendations for strategies to increase the ability of nurses and social workers to support caregivers, and a proposed agenda for research on family caregiving.
Citation Reinhard, S.C., Brooks-Danso, A., & Kelly, K.(Eds.). (2008). State of the science: Professional partners supporting family caregivers. American Journal of Nursing,108(9), Supplement